Welcome back to the April edition of Burlesque Boogie Nights, aka #Gingersshitshow2017! We will be celebrating Ginger N. Whiskey’s birthday with two fabulous performers, Stella Foxtrot and Dee V. Ous. Are you ready for this? Because its going to be a night full of burlesque, craft cocktails, whiskey, and whatever Eva Mae Garnet can think of to get Ginger back from #Evasshitshow2017.
No cover for the night. Tips appreciated!
Sycamore Den | 3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116
First set at 9:15 pm and second set starts at 10:15 pm.
Come out and stay for a drink or two.
Photo by Vixen Photography
Photo by Steve Edmund
This past Sunday I came home after a 10 day tour traveling all the way from San Diego to Seattle and back again, stopping in at Oakland, Portland, and San Francisco. Ginger and I had been planning this tour for months, and to see everything come to fruition, and to share the stage with so many talented and welcoming performers was a dream come true. We even got a chance to perform in one of the longest running weekly neo-burlesque shows, Behind the Pink Door in Seattle. Even though it was freezing, literally there was one point where we were driving through snow, Ginger and I definitely brought the heat to each stage we hit, repping our amazing San Diego burlesque community the best we could.
While in Oakland we even had a chance to team up with Rubberlesque to create a fun video shoot that definitely challenged a few fears of heights that both of us had. Her lingerie is so much fun and is made out of recycled bicycle tubing. Environmentally friendly and sexy, that’s a win win for sure.
But now we are home and getting ready for our last 2016 San Diego appearances while preparing for our next monthly show at the Sycamore Den on the 29th, you will be there right? So take a look at my upcoming dates and be sure to catch a performance before the holidays! <3
December 18th– Burlesque Brunch at the Lafayette
December 21st– Eva Mae Garnet at Boobie Trap at Gossip Grill
December 29th– Burlesque Boogie Nights featuring Sheila Starr Siani at the Sycamore Den
I started this post as a laundry list of reasons why I sometimes don’t attend other local burlesque shows. The reasons ranged from money to getting a sitter to downright exhaustion. But the longer I looked at these reasons, the more I realized that these were not circumstances that were isolated to performers, producers, or the burlesque community. These were reasons why audience members across the board may not attend a show.
As I sat there, reading what I wrote, I began to appreciate every last audience member that has come out to our productions even more. They have taken the time to plan an evening around us, make plans for any children they may have, gotten dressed up, withstood any exhaustion they may have to support our troupe and catch a show. That means more than I can ever express.
I know it can be easy to get caught up in numbers and preshow stress, but always take a moment to be thankful for every person that makes their way out to your show. Without them, we would only be performing for ourselves and a few friends.
We love you guys!
For the last 5 years, I have been going to Tiki Oasis. It’s my favorite San Diego staycation where I get to hang out with so many of my favorite people.
This year Dottie Deville was hosting an epic room party that my troupe was performing for. We had a killer line up and the Cat Eye Club and The Oblong Box were sponsoring it. All night there were bands, dancing, burlesque, and of course booze. It’s easy to see why by the end of the night you find the rallyers and the day drinkers.
My burlesque sister, Stella Foxtrot was in the running for Miss Tiki Oasis. She worked that stage like a pro during the contest and even managed an opportunity to use the word Uranus in her quick interview. It’s a talent, trust me. She took home 1st Runner up for the pageant though and made all of us so proud!
The Oblong Shop was hosting this year’s fashion show and we may have taken it up a notch. This thing was way more than just pretty girls walking around a pool. There was a plot, tension, space pin ups, and of course a robot! I got to be a space babe who was curious about tiki culture and the fashion.
The dames also entered into the costume contest this year. If you didn’t manage to see us, then apparently you weren’t at Tiki Oasis because we were everywhere! We all went as pin up pageant planets. Everyone was absolutely adorable and we were the biggest couple of the group. In case you were wondering, we did include Pluto. It’s important too ya know!
Finally, this year I was asked to perform the Saturday night Midnight Burlesque Showcase with so many of my favorite performers! Di’Lovely slayed the stage. Jolie Goodnight gave some epic face while performing with her Miss Tiki Oasis 2015 sash. Ruby Joule made us realize that tassels can never be too long. Jessabelle Thunder captivated the entire audience. Dottie Deville flirted with the band. Coco Lectric was my queen. (Seriously she is just art) and soooo many others including the lovely Kitten Deville who decide to get a little help from the audience in a very sexy way. I love the energy from the Tiki Oasis crowd.
This year was the most fun I’ve ever had, and each year it just gets a little bit better. I hope to see you all in sunny San Diego next year for Tiki Oasis because if not, you’re missing out!
In case you are wondering, the little girl is mini Garnet and she also had a blast. I have a future tiki mama on my hands.